Top five spring concerts

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  • Photograph: Chloe Aftel

    Florence and the Machine

    Florence and the Machine

  • Photograph: Julian Berman

    Odd Future

    Odd Future

  • Photograph: Danny Clinch

    Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen

  • Photograph: Courtesy of Paradigm Agency

    Pulp

    Pulp

  • Photograph: Courtesy of Interscope

    Feist

    Feist

Photograph: Chloe Aftel

Florence and the Machine

Florence and the Machine

Florence and the Machine
The U.K.'s reigning princess of mystical pop plays her first headlining tour since the release of Ceremonials, a heightened production featuring Florence Welch's trademark theatrical wailing (as well as the Machine's drum-thwacking and barreling harp-playing). She and her crew will take on New York's grandest and most gilded venue. Radio City Music Hall (radiocity.com). May 8 at 8pm; $35--$95.—Marley Lynch

Odd Future
This L.A. alt-rap posse has achieved a rare kind of media saturation—even though, by many accounts, the group hasn't produced consistently great music (Tyler, the Creator's "Yonkers" and Mellowhype's "64" single are the peaks so far). Their cult popularity culminates in the Adult Swim show Loiter Squad, which premieres in March and stars the band. Knowing Tyler & Co., they'll probably call out fans as losers for watching it. Hammerstein Ballroom (mcstudios.com). Mar 20 at 8pm; $35--$40.—Hank Shteamer

Bruce Springsteen
The Boss is back with a new album, Wrecking Ball (out Tuesday 6), and the same champion-of-the-everyman stance that has made him a popular legend for ages. Springsteen's local stint starts and ends in New Jersey, naturally, but don't be surprised if his two nights at the Garden somehow multiply. Izod Center (izodcenter.com). Apr 3, 4 at 7:30pm; $68--$98. * Madison Square Garden (thegarden.com). Apr 6, 9 at 7:30pm; $73--$103. * Prudential Center (prucenter.com). May 2 at 7:30pm; $68--$98.—Steve Smith

Pulp
Good news, Anglophiles: Before playing back-to-back weekend gigs at Coachella, Jarvis Cocker brings his reunited Britpop crew to town for the first time since 1998. Perhaps you've updated your collection of elbow-patch jackets and corduroys since then, but anthems like "Common People" remain fresh. Radio City Music Hall (radiocity.com). Apr 11 at 8pm; $35--$75. Sold out.—Sophie Harris

Feist
Hot on the sensible heels of a triumphant Brooklyn Academy of Music show, Leslie Feist extends her victory lap behind her latest LP, Metals, with a gala extravaganza in one of New York's most storied show palaces. Radio City Music Hall (radiocity.com). May 5 at 8pm; $40--$50.—SS

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